University of Denver

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor a Child in Reading

Tutor one child, two hours a week and make a difference in their life. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required. Training is provided (in person or online) in the highly effective Peak Reader curricula, and a trained site coordinator is always available during the tutoring sessions. Join Children's Literacy Center in the fight against illiteracy, One Child At a Time!

Tutoring is held every Saturday, 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Agency: Children's Literacy Center | date posted: Nov 24, 2010 | date to expire: Oct 31, 2016 | Map Directions


Rural Community Development

All the volunteers will be located according to the their application form

Agency: YOUTH AND WOMEN EMPOWERMENT ORGANIZATION | date posted: Jul 29, 2011 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Volunteer Work and Cultural Exchange Opportunities in Africa

- Volunteer to teach in rural schools - Volunteer to build community projects - Volunteer with orphaned kids

Agency: Ethical Encounters - Volunteers Holidays! | date posted: Apr 23, 2013 | date to expire: Mar 30, 2018 |


Special Event Planning / Fundraising

Raising awareness and funds through special events is an easy way to support women and children escaping domestic violence. You and your friends are able to create, plan, and implement your own special event. Responsibilities will vary with the type of event and you can commit to as much or as little as you would like.

Agency: SafeHouse Denver | date posted: Jul 28, 2014 | date to expire: May 31, 2017 |


CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

CASA Volunteers give abused and neglected children hope by visiting with them twice each month, communicating with other professionals including Social Services Case Workers, Attorneys, teachers, family members and more, and speaking up for them in court making sure their needs and wishes are heard. Today, over 600 children in Denver alone are in need of a CASA volunteer. Stand up for a child. Be their voice. Become a CASA!

Agency: Child Advocates - Denver CASA | date posted: Sep 9, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Guatemala: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Mayan Highlands

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


India: Mobile Dental Clinic in the Himalayas

Student volunteers will have the opportunity to serve as Dental Assistants, instruct kids in best practices for dental hygiene, and/or optimize clinic flow, all while working closely with children in need. Volunteers work in teams of 15-20, including dentists, hygienists and non-medically trained volunteers. In a typical week-long dental clinic, around 600 underprivileged children will receive quality dental care.

Agency: Global Dental Relief | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2021 |


Volunteer Coach

As a volunteer coach you will work alongside other CAC coaches (volunteers and senior staff) at one or more of our partner programs. We typically stay at each partner program for 1-2 weeks. Depending on the length of your volunteering, you may volunteer in several communities and possibly several different countries during your trip. Prior to your departure we will provide you with coach training (see below), but you will also learn a lot in your first few days On-Field with the expectation that you are a full CAC coach by the end of your first week, capable of training local leaders at that time.

Agency: Coaches Across Continents | date posted: Oct 15, 2014 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Service Learning. Social Work. Volunteer Opportunities and Internships

Volunteer Work: Physical work (building, painting, digging and other) Social Work: working with community association, women groups, orphanages, youth groups. Internships: research, specific tasks, marketing studies, etc

Agency: Reto Juvenil Internacional, (Youth Challenge International ) | date posted: Sep 29, 2015 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


Direct Patient Volunteer

Seeking volunteers to provide company for The Denver Hospice patients at this Nursing Home by just being present in good conversation, playing card games, reading books, or just being present. Residents who have life limiting illness will enjoy the activities run by volunteers as it is an integral part of bringing the feeling of home to the facility.

Agency: The Denver Hospice | date posted: Feb 25, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Community Outreach and Education

Educate the public on local and state issues by walking door to door and calling citizens in the community.

Agency: Americans for Prosperity | date posted: Mar 10, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2017 |


Headquarters Office Volunteer

The Office Volunteer will perform a variety of administrative tasks and projects supporting the organization’s team in the NILMDTS headquarters office. This position helps to extend the resources of NILMDTS to better support and meet the needs of our volunteers and the families that we serve.

-Administrative tasks may include filing, organizing mailings, data entry, responding to e-mail, preparing thank-you cards and other general office tasks as required

-Handling phone calls - incoming and outgoing, in a professional and sensitive manner

-Volunteers with experience and skills in areas such as fundraising, social media, marketing and other areas may be invited to help in various ongoing and one-time projects

Agency: Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep | date posted: Mar 22, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 31, 2016 |


Growing Great Saturdays

THURSDAY FAMILY DINNER NIGHTS Do you love to cook, entertain, have a family recipe, or favorite cultural dish to share? If so, sponsoring one of our Family Dinner Nights is a great way to connect with our growing community. Our youth love tasting and learning about new foods. Plus, sharing a meal provides the perfect opportunity to build relationships with participant families. Our staff will work with you to create a meal using as many fresh vegetables from our farm as possible. You may bring the food prepared in advance or cook with our kids on the night of! All costs associated with providing dinner are tax deductible. We ask that you provide enough food to serve 35 and that you finalize your menu at least one week prior. When: Thursday nights from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in June, July, and August. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started.

FARM FRIDAYS Looking for an opportunity to get dirty? Farm Fridays could be just for you! Volunteers enjoy connecting to the earth and our animals while supporting the functioning of our organic farm. Projects include gardening, planting, weeding, amending soil, trellising, trimming, mulching, pest control, harvesting, caring for the animals, and more! No experience is needed. Just a love of the land and a willingness to give back to our community through good, old-fashioned sweat equity. When: First three Fridays of the month starting in February through October, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Exceptions - July 1st and September 2nd. We ask that volunteers work at least two hours per shift. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditions as we work outside in most elements. Closed-toed shoes are a must and we suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Food & Water: Please bring a water bottle. We will provide plenty of water to fill it up. We do not provide lunch on Fridays so please bring a snack or a sack lunch. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started. GROWING GREAT SATURDAYS Interested in improving the health and well-being of refugee youth? This could be the volunteer job for you! Growing Great Saturdays is an opportunity to work side by side with an amazing bunch of kids, ages 6 to 21, in farming a bountiful five-acre plot of land. These dynamic, program-driven Saturdays offer refugee youth time away from the challenges of city and family life and the enjoyment of fresh air, nutritious fresh food, animals to study and know, and experiential learning opportunities. Guided by knowledgeable staff, volunteers partner with youth in gardening, caring for farm animals, building and constructing, cooking and serving meals, kitchen projects such as preserving, plus, science, art, and journaling activities, and more! When: First three Saturdays of the month starting in February through October, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Exceptions - July 2nd and September 3rd. Volunteers are required to participate for the duration of the program time, 10 am to 2 pm. A full day of volunteering includes farm projects in the morning, followed by a shared lunch, and then an afternoon of learning activities. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditions as we work outside in most elements. Closed-toed shoes are a must and we suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Food & Water: Please bring a water bottle. We will provide plenty of water to fill it up. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Should you have a food allergy or specific meal requirements, please bring your own snacks and/or lunch. Volunteers must RSVP the Wednesday before volunteering on Saturday in order to participate in the shared lunch. On the third Saturday of the month, lunch is a potluck! Volunteers are asked to bring a dish for at least ten to share that day. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started.

SATURDAY SUSTENANCE Our youth and volunteers put in a full day of farm service on Saturdays. We provide them the energy to succeed by ensuring they get to enjoy a tasty and nourishing lunch. If you love to cook, entertain, or have a family recipe or favorite cultural dish to share, sponsoring one of our Saturday luncheons is a great way to connect with our growing community. Our youth love tasting and learning about new foods and sharing a meal provides the perfect opportunity to connect with youth and volunteers alike. Our staff will work with you to create a meal using as many fresh vegetables from our farm as possible. You may bring the food prepared in advance or cook with our kids on the day of! All costs associated with providing dinner are tax deductible. We ask that you provide enough food to serve 35 and that you finalize your menu at least one week prior. When: First two Saturdays of the month starting in February through October, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Exceptions - July 2nd and September 3rd. Where: The farm! 30141 East 128th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022. Dress: Be prepared for all weather conditions as we cook and eat outside in most elements. Closed-toed shoes are a must and we suggest you bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Food & Water: Please bring a water bottle. We will provide plenty of water to fill it up. Requirements: All volunteers are required to fill out an application which includes a $25 criminal background check. Please email info@growingcolorado.org to get started.

GROUPS ARE WELCOME! We are able to accommodate groups of up to 25 on Farm Fridays and groups of up to 10 on Growing Great Saturdays.

Agency: Growing Colorado Kids | date posted: Mar 22, 2016 | date to expire: Dec 1, 2016 |


AmeriCorps Service Member

Youth Villages AmeriCorps members provide critical literacy and life skills tutoring, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, and classroom assistance to children and adolescents at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a residential treatment facility on 1,200-acres in Douglasville, GA. Additional opportunities for members include leading service learning initiatives, community gardening, outdoor education activities, a variety of professional and member development trainings, including ropes course facilitation and Therapeutic West African Drumming Instructor certification. Members collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations on weekly service projects and provide disaster relief assistance in the state of Georgia. Full-time members serve 1,700+ hours from September through early August, while half-time members serve 900+ hours in full-time capacity from January through early August.

Agency: Youth Villages AmeriCorps | date posted: Apr 12, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Children's Treatment Center Staff Aide

STAFF AIDE

POSITION OVERVIEW: The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center. The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

(The Staff Aide may be called upon to give a court testimony.)

RESPONSIBILITIES: •Under the direction of staff, implement activities to enhance each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. •Within program guidelines, maintain consistency in setting limits and providing choices for the children that are important in meeting their developmental needs. •Assist staff in creating a healthy, accepting atmosphere where children can take risks, recognize boundaries, experience success and receive positive reinforcement to enhance self esteem. •Help children learn to identify their feelings, how to verbalize them. •Problem solve with them to find appropriate ways to express their feelings and find physical outlets for them. •Assist children in learning that they can have control over their own behaviors. •Be an active listener to children. Establish trust and a supportive relationship. •Supervise children in activities and free play to keep them safe. •Prepare meals for children creating a family atmosphere. Help with household chores and maintenance. •Accompany children on outings (i.e., swimming, camping, zoo). •Provide shift feedback to staff for documentation.

Agency: Families First | date posted: May 27, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Children's Treatment Center Staff Aide

STAFF AIDE

POSITION OVERVIEW: The volunteer will care for and supervise activities for the children living at the Families First Children’s Treatment Center. The volunteer will assist staff in providing a safe, therapeutic, caring environment where the children can learn and grow.

(The Staff Aide may be called upon to give a court testimony.)

RESPONSIBILITIES: •Under the direction of staff, implement activities to enhance each child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. •Within program guidelines, maintain consistency in setting limits and providing choices for the children that are important in meeting their developmental needs. •Assist staff in creating a healthy, accepting atmosphere where children can take risks, recognize boundaries, experience success and receive positive reinforcement to enhance self esteem. •Help children learn to identify their feelings, how to verbalize them. •Problem solve with them to find appropriate ways to express their feelings and find physical outlets for them. •Assist children in learning that they can have control over their own behaviors. •Be an active listener to children. Establish trust and a supportive relationship. •Supervise children in activities and free play to keep them safe. •Prepare meals for children creating a family atmosphere. Help with household chores and maintenance. •Accompany children on outings (i.e., swimming, camping, zoo). •Provide shift feedback to staff for documentation.

Agency: Families First | date posted: May 27, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


Troop Leadership Team

By becoming a Girl Scout Volunteer, you can bring STEM, financial literacy, and outdoor programming to girls who need it the most. Our volunteers enable girls to build social and emotional skills, exemplify anti-bullying behavior, and develop confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills.

Agency: Girl Scouts of Colorado | date posted: Jun 28, 2016 | date to expire: Jan 1, 2017 |


"I Have a Dream" Program Volunteer/ Tutor during the school year

Program Volunteer/Tutor during the school year

Program volunteers and program interns are needed to provide homework assistance and help facilitate enrichment activities. Program volunteers meet with Dreamers at one of our after-school learning centers and will help students academically: finishing homework & promoting educational activities such as reading, writing, etc. when homework is finished. Volunteers/interns are not assigned to one specific student, but rather help in small groups and wherever needed.

Roles vary from site to site depending on the age of the Dreamer class. With older Dreamers, the focus is on homework completion whereas with younger Dreamers the focus shifts towards leading math and literacy workshops and more enrichment activities like art, sports, social/emotional groups, music, relaxation techniques, journaling, finance groups, and more. Volunteers are encouraged to build a personal relationship with the students. Program volunteers are asked to make a once-per-week, one-semester/summer session commitment and will meet with Dreamers sometime between 2:45 – 6pm depending on the site. Interns are asked to be present at the site 2 or more days each week during the semester/summer session. Initial orientation training and a tutor handbook will be provided.

(This is just one volunteer type we offer. Please see our site for more opportunities)

Agency: "I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County | date posted: Jul 6, 2016 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


Fall 2016 Elementary/Middle School Program Assistant

Assist Girls Inc. instructors as they facilitate local and national curriculum to girls in Elementary Programs (grades 1-5) or Middle School Programs (grades 6-8).

Agency: Girls Inc. of Metro Denver | date posted: Aug 8, 2016 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) Mentor

We are looking for individuals to come to our sessions once a week throughout the 2016-2017 school year. We are at multiple high schools and each has its own specific schedule for RAMP sessions. A typical RAMP session is an hour long and we try to make it as enjoyable as possible while still being able to complete tasks. The session includes an icebreaker, goal setting and a topic related activity. Our mentors work in one on one, small group and classroom settings depending on the topic of the session and who they are matched with. Over the course of the year the mentors work with the youth to develop weekly goals and complete what is called the Individualized Mentoring Plan (IMP). The IMP is four paged document separated into six sections called learning, connecting, thriving, leading, working and disability. The mentors work with mentees to recognize their strengths, what they need to improve, what they can do and what the mentors can do to assist them in each of those areas. In addition to these core components we schedule field trips, arrange for guest speakers, find job shadow opportunities, host mock interviews and plan family engagement events throughout the year.

Agency: Ability Connection Colorado | date posted: Aug 10, 2016 | date to expire: Jun 30, 2017 |


Youth Program Tutors

The African Community Center of Denver is looking for several volunteers available during week day afternoons to tutor at our International City youth program location. Volunteers will have the opportunity to provide academic guidance in a variety of subjects to refugee youth ranging from 14 to 24 years old.

Agency: African Community Center | date posted: Aug 19, 2016 | date to expire: Sep 30, 2016 |


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